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Annual Picnic – June 26, 2022

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After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the members of the AACA South Florida Region gathered for our annual picnic, returning to Larry and Penny Thompson Park with nearly sixty club members, family, and friends showing up for the fun, the food, and the company, along with a nice but small selection of antique cars due to the threat of rain (that never materialized).

This year’s picnic, organized by Manny and Millie Garcia, was catered with barbecue chicken, pulled pork, barbecue beans, cole slaw, and corn on the cob.  Our members contributed by loading two tables with a wide assortment of side dishes and desserts, all up for prizes and judged by an impartial panel of tasters.

Taking top honors for the side dishes were: 1st place to Dianne Preuss’ baked fruited brie; 2nd place to Bill Anello’s eggplant parmesan. Top honors for desserts went to: 1st place to Jean Hawa’s Oreo cheesecake; 2nd place to Isabel Hernández’s tres leches dessert. In addition to the food competition, awards were given for the Longest Drive – Isabel Hernández from way out Coral Way; Member of the club with the longest years – George Harvey, and Oldest Car – Danny Hernández for his 1964 Ford Galaxy 500.

Thanks again to all who helped with the picnic, and all the members who by being there made this a very enjoyable event.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier and Philip Williams

1964 Ford Galaxie 500

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Annual Picnic – May 18, 2019

Cooks Tomas, Manny and Ira hard at work.

Nearly 60 club members, family and friends showed up for the fun, the food, and the company, and a nice selection of antique cars.

Once again the members of the AACA South Florida Region gathered for the annual picnic, this time at Tropical Park. Again we scheduled it for May so that there was less chance of rain and it would be cooler. This year it proved to be a good move: it was a great day weather-wise with a nice breeze to keep us cooler.

This year’s picnic organized by Manny and Millie Garcia was served up by the capable chef skills of Manny Garcia, Tomas Hernandez, Bill Anello and Ira Shapiro.   Our members contributed by heaping two tables with a wide assortment of side dishes and desserts, all up for prizes and judged by an impartial panel of tasters.

Taking top honors for the side dishes were: 1st place, George Harvey’s corn casserole; 2nd place Bob Squier’s cucumber salad. Top honors for desserts went to: 1st place Cheryl Mullininx’s assorted cookies; 2nd place Carolyn Thiele’s peanut butter topped brownies.  In addition to the food competition member awards were given for Longest Drive – Larry Wechsler from Coral Springs; Oldest Antique Car – guest – soon to be member – Ken Willis, 1925 Dodge Brothers.

Thanks again to all who helped with the picnic, and all the members who by being there made this a very enjoyable event.

By Philip Williams
Photos by Bob Squier and Philip Williams

1938 Pontiac sort of

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Annual Picnic – May 5, 2018

Once again the members of the AACA South Florida Region gathered for the annual picnic, this time at Larry and Penny Thompson Park. Again we scheduled it for May so that there was less chance of rain and it would be cooler. This year it didn’t work out as well with temperatures in the mid-80’s, lots of humidity and on-again-off again drizzle.

Nevertheless, nearly 50 club members showed up for the fun, the food, and the company.  A few brave souls brought out their antique cars, but most came in their daily drivers.

This year’s picnic was a catered affair under the chairmanship of Manny Garcia, Millie Garcia and Tomas Hernandez who also brought the table decorations.   Our members contributed by heaping two tables with a wide assortment of side dishes and desserts, all up for prizes and judged by an impartial panel of tasters.

Taking top honors for the side dishes were: 1st place, Bob Squier’s Cucumber Salad; 2nd place George Harvey’s Corn Casserole. Top honors for desserts went to: 1st place Elena Williams’ Chess Bars; 2nd place Diane Ash’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.  In addition to the food competition member awards were given for Longest Drive – Amy Axelrod from Delray Beach; Eldest Member – Carlton Bahn- (also a member since 1955); Oldest Antique Car – Paul Cotner – 1931 Model A Roadster; Newest Member – John Houlsby (joined two months ago); Newest Antique Car – Ira Shapiro- 1993 Cadillac Allante.

Thanks again to all who helped with the picnic, and all the members who by being there made this a very enjoyable event.

Post and Photos by Bob Squier

1931 Ford Model A

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